Anglers: two additional days added to Columbia River Subarea recreational Pacific halibut fishery

Columbia River

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

SALEM, Ore – Anglers now have two more days to fish the Columbia River Subarea all-depth recreational Pacific halibut fishery. The fishery currently is open each Thursday and Sunday through September 30 or until the quota is met with two Fridays now added: September 4 and September 11.

The subarea runs from Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR.

“Weather didn’t cooperate for the first openings in this subarea, so these additional dates increase angling opportunity,” said Lynn Mattes, ODFW Recreational Groundfish and Halibut Project Leader.

If catch continues to track slower than anticipated, additional days may be added.

ODFW and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife manage this shared subarea in close coordination and consulted on these additional open dates.


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